A Study of Problem Solving Ability Among High and Low Achiever Boys in the Subject of Mathematics


  • Suman
  • Pooja


Problem solving is an individual phenomenon and involves the exercise of cognitive abilities of a high order and continuous and persistent struggling on the conscious as well unconscious levels. It is the ability to think and reason on given levels of complexity. This study aims to quantitatively assess the problem solving ability among high and low achiever boys in the subject of mathematics. Total of 164 students boys from 6 different Kendriya Vidyalaya schools of Jammu district were taken for the study. A standardised tool i.e., Garg's Problem Solving Ability Test was used to collect the data and find out the achievement of the students. Q1 and Q3 was computed for the categorization of the data. Bartlett’s test and ANOVA is employed for the analysis of data. The findings of the study shows that the high achiever boys have better problem solving ability than the low achiever boys.